Building the Capacity of the Tunisian League of Women Police


In the aftermath of Tunisia’s transition to democratic rule, senior female law enforcement officers created the Tunisian League of Women Police (TLWP), Tunisia’s first women’s police association, to promote the role of women in law enforcement, provide professionalization opportunities for its members, and further the provision of democratic security in Tunisia. By working to enhance the representation of women in Tunisia’s security forces, the TLWP supports the reform efforts of the Government of Tunisia and the Tunisian Ministry of Interior to improve security provision for all Tunisians.


With support from the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) is building the capacity of the TLWP to promote law enforcement careers for women in the Tunisian National Police (NP) and National Guard (NG). SCG is partnering with TLWP to deliver targeted training and professional development opportunities to its members and to enhance the organization’s role in advancing women police in Tunisia. Project activities include member recruitment drives, the launch of a formal mentoring program, media boot camps, public speaking engagements, and management and leadership training for the organization’s board.


Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the ability of the United States and its partners to build strategic security sector capacity both at home and abroad. SCG assists donor and recipient governments to assess institutional capacity, identify gaps, develop and implement solutions, and improve the sustainability and impact of reform.

SCG’s Institution Building Program enhances the strategic capacity of security services, ministries of defense, interior, and public security, and operational and combatant commands to improve the sustainability and impact of modernization and reform programs. This is accomplished by:

  • Providing guidance to address policy and implementation gaps;
  • Assessing institution-building needs;
  • Designing and implementing capacity building support to meet identified needs; and
  • Advising on best practices to institutionalize enhanced processes and procedures to meet the recipient institution’s mission and goals.